TWO Patriotic Front (PF) members have pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing a police officer from performing duties and threatening violence in the Kitwe magistrate’s court.
Copperbelt provincial chairman Stephen Kainga and a party member Richard Chileshe appeared in separate court rooms where they denied the charges.
Kainga, 49 of M2, Mukuba secondary school teachers compound appeared before Principal Resident Magistrate Ikechukwu Iduma.
He is jointly charged with PF Copperbelt provincial vice youth chairman Stanley Chandindi after they allegedly obstructed a police officer, only identified as Lungu from executing his duties on July 15 this year.
The matter was adjourned to August 10 this year for trial.
In another court, Chileshe who is charged with threatening violence appeared before Chief Resident Magistrate Penjani Lamba.
The matter comes up on August 18, this year.
Two other members Sampa Mulenga and John Kangwa were also arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and are expected to magistrate Kampinda Chipamu.
The offences were allegedly committed during a fracas when opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema visited Kitwe last week.